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Governor Makes Strong Push for Arkansans to Use Face Coverings to Fight Pandemic

On Wednesday, July 1st, Governor Hutchinson at his daily briefing on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic laid out a strong argument urging Arkansans to wear facial coverings (masks) to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In recent weeks, since Memorial Day weekend and the reactiviation of various segments of the economy, Arkansas has experienced a significant increase in infections. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also strongly encourages use of masks to limit spread of COVID-19, which is a respiratory infection that is largely and primarily transmitted from person to person through particles leaving the mouth and nose of infected persons and entering others through their mouths and noses.

The warning from Governor Hutchinson comes in advance of the 4th of July holiday weekend and the upcoming school year, which is expected to begin in August.

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